Jane Stratman worked at Sahuaro from 1968 to 1977. Jane earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 1944 from Butler University, her Master’s Degree in 1951 at Purdue University and her Administrative Certificate from the University of Arizona in 1970. Jane taught at Tucson High and Pueblo High School.
In the Fall of 1968 Jane was appointed by Henry D. Egbert, Sahuaro’s founding Principal as the first Dean of Girls’. She was instrumental in assisting with the implementation of the school’s philosophy as well as setting the tone for effective student discipline. Jane was instrumental in the formation and advising of the Girls League, an association consisting of all female students at Sahuaro.
In 1977 Jane moved to Pinetop, Arizona where she served as Principal of Blue Ridge Junior High School. Jane also served for twelve years on the Blue Ridge School Board. She also served on the Navajo Silent Witness Board for 15 years. Jane loved Pinetop and golf. She served in numerous capacities on the Women’s Golf Association Board of Pinetop Country Club.